DAVID S. HUTTON, M. D. The father of Dr. David S. Hutton, of Smithton, was Michael Hutton, a native of Rostraver township, where he was born in 1831. He was reared on the home farm and on reaching manhood decided to devote himself to agricultural pursuits. Late in the fifties he moved to Allegheny county and settled in Elizabeth, where he was for some time engaged in mercantile business. Subsequently he disposed of his interest and took up his abode on a farm near Elizabeth, which he cultivated until about 1890, when he retired from active life and removed to Buena Vista, where he now resides. He has never sought political preferment, but has been faithful in all the duties of citizenship and has steadily adhered to the Republican party. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he holds the offices of steward and trustee. Mr. Hutton married Lavina J. Santee, and their children are: David S., mentioned hereafter; John S., an electrician at Buena Vista; Charles P., a farmer in King City, Missouri; Estelle Kate, born October 8, 1861, now deceased; Theodore F., an electrician at Buena Vista; and Jannette, widow of Albert Patterson, of Buena Vista. The mother of these children died May 3, 1902, at the age of seventy-four, having been born in Ohio in 1839. The father of these children died October 25, 1905.
David S. Hutton, son of Michael and Lavina J. (Santee) Hutton, was born September 17, 1853, in Rostraver township, and was educated at the McKeesport Academy and in the State Normal school at California, Pennsylvania. He assisted in the labors of the home farm until his twenty-third or twenty-fourth year, and then for six years taught in the public schools. During that period he took up the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. R. S. Steward, of Buena Vista, now of Washington, Pennsylvania, and in the autumn of 1885 entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland, graduating in the spring of 1887 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Immediately thereafter he settled at Shaners' Station, and five years later removed to Smithton, where he has built up a remunerative practice. Dr. Hutton devotes particular attention to gynaecologv, diseases of the heart, throat and lungs, and to surgery, having taken special courses in all these branches. He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Medical Association and the Westmoreland County Medical Society. Dr. Hutton is now serving on the town council. He belongs to Smithton Lodge, No. 978, I. O. O. F., the K. O. T. M., the Ancient Order of Foresters of America, Smithton Lodge, No. 328, Knights of Pythias, the Golden Commandery, and the A. and I. O. K. of M. He is a Republican in politics. Dr. Hutton married in 1887, Jennie F. McConnell, of Elizabeth, Allegheny county, and their children are: Halsey, Rienza, and Lorn S. Mrs. Hutton died September 19, 1897, and in 1899 Dr. Hutton married Anna L., daughter of Josiah Hough, of South Huntingdon township. Of this marriage there is no issue.
Source: History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, Page 281-2.
Transcribed by Carol C. Eddleman for the Westmoreland County History Project.
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